Art Techniques for Quilt Designs Blog Party!

I am thrilled to be part of Carrie Bloomston's blog party to celebrate her new DVD Art Techniques for Quilt Designs.  You can enter to win a copy of the DVD on her blog Such Designs.

Carrie and I met via the web after Sewing School just came out.  She posted about making My Very Own Skirt with some sweet girls and I was thrilled to not only have her support, but to see the cute skirts.   Fast forward a few years and Carrie has exploded onto the scene with an awesome fabric line, patterns, a DVD, and a soon-to-be-released book that I'm sure you'll hear me rave about soon.  Carrie is one of those people that inspires.

While I was excited to watch the DVD, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I am quick to say, "I'm not an artist."  I mean, really, most of my students draw MUCH better than me.  There is a reason why I sew with kids, folks!  Anyway, the video starts off with these amazing mini-art lessons.  It's like having art school in your living room.  My kids sat down with me and were into watching her show to make a quick sketch and get the gesture of an object.

Next, she shows how she takes her ideas and inspiration and transforms them into a one-of-a-kind art quilt like her Nest Quilt.  Carrie's approach is super supportive and encouraging.  Plus, you'll learn helpful tips like using glue stick instead of pins.  Hmm...maybe even I can draw and make design my own quilts!

The video is broken down into several segments that make it easy to watch over time and offers ideas for practice and time for trying new things.  Also, Carrie is so friendly and real.  While I've never met her in person, she's exactly how I expected her to be.

So, if I haven't raved enough and you want to hear more, check out the other blog party posts around the web and make sure to check with Carrie at Such Designs so that you can enter to win a copy of the DVD. Hurry along, the giveaway ends October 4.

1.  Erica Sage
 2. Brooke Sellmann
3.  Stephanie Denton
4. Claudia Gomez
6. Karen Lepage
7. Verena Ehrhardt
8. Amie Plumley
9. Krista Fleckenstein 
10. Jessica Godfrey
11. Tia Curtis
15. Angela Tackett
16. Kristin Schwarze
17. Christen Barber

1 comment:

Carrie Bloomston said...

AMie! Thank you so much for joining the party and for your kind, funny, wonderful words. You know we have a mutual admiration society :) and I hope we meet in person one day. Much gratitude. xo, cb